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<img alt="Patricky Freire" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c4aTFRXnseTann4PX-9DKC1tXgk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644614/114_Patricky_Pitbull_Freire.0.0.jpg"> <small>Brazilian lightweight Patricky Freire was removed from a fight with Jaleel Willis on Thursday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/556/patricky-freire">Patricky Freire</a> is heartbroken. Health-wise, however, “Pitbull” is feeling “a bit better” after the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/10/15/21518758/bellator-249-loses-co-headliner-after-patricky-pitbull-freire-suffers-from-labyrinthitis">cancellation of his Bellator...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/75Akrh2MrtBMhjkwbGlVdBDooug=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644712/106_Adam_Borics.0.jpg"> <small>Adam Borics | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator MMA has added a pair of fights to their Oct. 29 event.</p> <p>Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that a 150-pound catchweight bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4057/adam-borics">Adam Borics</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3137/erick-sanchez">Erick Sanchez</a> will take...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EYmrvuyJY1aZ5T46kFfTGtPFobg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644824/112_ceremonial_Alex_Morono.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A welterweight bout has been added to the UFC’s November slate of fight cards. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3508/alex-morono">Alex Morono</a> will take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5374/rhys-mckee">Rhys McKee</a>...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Newark- Silva vs Williams" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mb7I9tpdG7gpdQkFDfsDgigob2U=/474x1146:3639x3256/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644969/usa_today_13146201.0.jpg"> <small>Claudio Silva (pictured) wants a top-ranked opponent after his UFC Fight Island 6 fight with James Krause | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1577/claudio-henrique-da-silva">Claudio Silva</a> had several opponents lined up for his return to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nMCc8_4rRFQ_YzEl833zYBkd4EI=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67645336/Alex_Savas___UFC_FIght_Island_6_face_off_raw.mp4.00_06_15_06.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines of Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the featherweight headliner between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> and The Korean...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EC4KgWgI1oDrUmg34W2WWZeyipE=/137x0:1757x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67645601/Jimmy_Crute_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC light heavyweight Jimmy Crute spoke to reporters about his upcoming fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5351/modestas-bukauskas">Modestas Bukauskas</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a>, and why he prefers a simpler life as a professional fighter. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7VqeU8f7gwXfRJFln7qWtUJSa8I=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67640638/A41I5270.0.jpg"> <p>Usually, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/593/cris-cyborg">Cris Cyborg</a> makes opponents submit to her fists. This time, she did it with a choke. </p> <p>Cyborg battered <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3275/arlene-blencowe">Arlene Blencowe</a> before securing a second-round submission to notch the first defense of her Bellator featherweight title and her first...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uXxBqVqS_KCBS69c4JufZZkVa_A=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67641497/057_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Next weekend, UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will defend his title against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at UFC 254 on Fight Island. But before “The Eagle” flies again, he’s doing his best...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IpKCluf28ZEPq32ODzS13GZ4pJs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67642134/228_Kelvin_Gastelum_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> has a date in mind for his showdown with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones,</a> but he’s not going to alter course just to appease the former UFC light heavyweight champion.</p> <p>The rivalry between the fighters has...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VigZ8G8S9u1U6pHuIDNNkxaLfzk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67641299/031_Chan_Sung_Jung.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, Chan Sung Jung and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian...